Kayaking Holiday in Goa
Kayaking in Goa offers daily kayaking trips in all rivers, tributaries and backwaters, along the mouth and the hinterland, at different places all over Goa, depending on the tide. Depending on the tide, the kayaking expeditions usually take off in the mornings between 7.0 -10.0 am.
Guests/members paddle their own kayaks at a relaxed pace, enjoying a different perspective from the water, through the mangroves, stopping at the numerous fishing villages, beaches, inlets, coves, etc. for freshening up, exploring, and swimming. These expeditions are normally of 2.0-3.5 hrs. duration and usually end between 11.30 am.-1.30 pm. when we bid goodbye. On an upriver float, we tend to cover a minimum of 5-6 km. with the tide while the down river paddles on a receding tide, are usually faster and longer, but not very conducive to visiting the mangroves, as water would have receded from the mud banks/flats.
Where we start/end
All guests find their own way to an announced starting point (put in) and our friendly personnel, will guide their cab/pickup coach to the end (pull out) point.
What you will get
- All the guests in an expedition will receive
- Bag of fresh fruit
- Bottle/fruit juice/tetrapack of soft drink
- Bottle of mineral water
- Pack containing snacks
It is the opinion of numerous guests who have enjoyed our daily paddles, that the fruit, snacks and coolers on the trip is more than a lunch offered by others!
Goa Kayaking provides all the equipment needed like top of the line single and tandem sit on top kayaks, paddles and life jackets.
It is our experience, that these open(sit on top) are best suited for our tropical, humid climate. It is of the view that sit in kayaks are very uncomfortable due to the closed area which tends to gets hot and humid).These modern kayaks, are extremely stable and have a very high buoyancy of 110/150 kg. (solo) and 220/240 kg. (tandems) respectively.
We believe that it is next to impossible for any one to topple and fall out from our kayaks. We also make it a point before embarking and insist that every guest wears a life jacket(PFD) to make our expedition a safe and enjoyable outing.
What to wear/bring along
All guests/members are requested to wear board shorts/rash vests or alternatively any pair of shorts and light shirt /tshirt preferably long sleeves will do. Wear any footwear which you do not mind getting wet and make sure you carry a change of clothing, towels and a bottle of mineral water.
A cap/floppy hat covering the neck, sunglasses and sun block cream, (SPF 35 and above) will help keep you cool and make the time spent on the water with your group, a memorable one! Capture those magical moments with your camera but please use it carefully and safely and be responsible for the same.
- Sit on top kayaks (Single & Tandem)
- Trip leader and guide
- Accompanying vehicle.
- Life Jackets- 50/70/90 kg. rating
- Snacks, fruits, coolers & bottled drinking water while kayaking
- Insurance –members/guests, please take your own insurance/limited PLI
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Kayak Type: Sit on top (solo & tandem)
- Hull Material: Plastic(PE)
- Length: 2.90/3.05 m & 3.9/3.96 m
- Width: 78 cm./84 cm.
- Weight: 20 kg.(solo) and 31 kg.(tandem)
- Buoyancy: 150 kg. and 240 kg.
- Hatch Type: Hard plastic, neoprene
- Skeg: No
- Rudder: No
- Paddler Skill: Beginner to advanced.